Little bits of shiny stuff that catches light in nifty ways, which fascinates some people more than others. Has a tendency to get all over the place.

Glit"ter (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glittered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glittering.] [OE. gliteren; akin to Sw. glittra, Icel. glitra, glita, AS. glitenian, OS. glitan, OHG. glizzan, G. gleissen, Goth. glitmunjan, and also to E. glint, glisten, and prob. glance, gleam.]

1.

To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.

The field yet glitters with the pomp of war. Dryden.

2.

To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.

Syn. -- To gleam; to glisten; to shine; to sparkle; to glare. See Gleam, Flash.

 

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Glit"ter, n.

A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.

Milton.

 

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